We do not want our flat blocks at The Waterfront (CV7 9JH) to be managed by First Port
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Since the estate was constructed in 2008, DBW Trading Ltd (formerly Barratt Homes Ltd), who constructed the estate, have given the contract to Peverel OM property management (now known as First Port). A significant number of flat owners have felt that they have not been receiving a service which justifies the charges. Peverel OM has been a subject to controversy nationally. The service charges have been increasing well above the rate of inflation over the years. This year has seen a sharp increase of 89% in the management fee. Many flat owners are struggling to afford such a huge increase. Problem is that those who have tried to sell have found that people are put off by the huge management fees. One flat owner had to give up his flat as he couldn't afford to keep it - leaving it for the bank to sell it off to claim the mortgage back.
We have been told that the company that owns the land is Fairhold Properties No.4 Limited. We have been advised that Fairhold Properties No.4 Limited should consult with the flat owners before renewing the contract with First Port/Peverel OM. This have never happened. A number of flat owners have requested to see the contract. Despite these requests, the contract has never been produced.
As we pay for the management of the estate, we want Fairhold Properties No.4 Limited to offer the management of the estate to tender. We the leaseholders, want to see the quotes and want to be consulted over the selection of the management company, which is our right.
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